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Birding Experiences is a Costa Rican company owned and run by enthusiastic birdwatchers from Costa Rica. The name of our company reflects our goals and modus operandi because we know that the best birding trips are well-rounded birding experiences.

Consolation species

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I was soooo excited about getting to know the Middle East, as well as some of its exotic species. My one sighting of the little-known Sinaloa Martin outside of summer had occurred on a 29th of February, and I hoped to repeat that experience.

Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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Nat Geo Wild is airing an amazing show tonight called Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE! Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE will feature a team of free-divers and conservationists putting their safety on the line to separate myth from reality and dispel negative myths about sharks while raising public awareness about shark species which are being driven to extinction. I for one can’t wait to see what the results of the experiments will be!

NYT Equine Thought Experiment

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Among all the animal species on this planet, humans have domesticated only a handful. And that fact gives rise to a thought-experiment. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this. The New York Times presents us, this morning, with "Equine Alternative" regarding the recent discovery that horses decided to allow themselves be domesticated by humans for our mutual benefit, earlier than we had thought (3500 BC, and we preciously thought it was more like 2500 BC).

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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If the directive is approved, the number of animals used for experiments will be limited, and the animals’ welfare will be improved in accordance with ethical principles of the EU concerning animals. The European Parliament approves of the ban on testing on large primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans), which are threatened with extinction, except in experiments aimed at conservation of these endangered species. Awful. From the Epoch Times.

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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Like the best Big Year books, Adventures of a Louisiana Birder has a deeply personal layer to the bird quest, in this case experiences of danger and recovery, frailty and loss, mourning and hope. Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species.

Six Months Birding in Costa Rica, 620 Species of Birds

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Although Bobolinks are a very rare migrant, lots of other birds are possible, more than enough to rack up hundreds of species over the course of the year. Each January, I hope to identify at least 600 species over the next 12 months, this year, I’m hoping that Marilen and I (aka Team Tyto ) will find 700. Thanks to guiding, I have identified around 620 species six months into the year and Mary has a list of more than 530.

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How to See 300 Bird Species in 3 Days

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Most of all, I love showing people birds, species both common and mysteriously evasive. Whether a birder is eager for eyefulls of common species or needs to test the birding Zen and. Since the country has literally hundreds of bird species, it’s all too easy to try for just ten more, see if you can identify more than the previous day, week, or year. At least a lot of the rain stopped after lunch and that’s when we wondered how close we were to hitting 300 species.

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Feral Cats Are An Invasive Species in North America (and elsewhere)

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I new him because we enlisted his Dryfus Lion and one of his tigers to carry out experiments with bones (this is something archaeologists do). Also, feral Cats on islands seem to be a serious problem, causing the extirpation of some indigenous species. A hungry feral Cat in Minnesota goes and finds new prey in an area it previously had not explored, leaving the last few of one or another bird species alone for a while. They are invasive species.

314 U.S. Bird Species Threatened — Many with Extinction — by Global Warming

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Like any birder visiting a new place, I had a target species list I was hoping to seek out during the one day I had available between business commitments. The experience was marvelous — but it also weighed heavily on me. Here’s how that looks on a map: Scientists have long understood that climatic conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and seasonal changes, define species’ ability to exist in specific geographic locations. Species.

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The Gas Station Bird

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This may seem like government agency hair-splitting, but the calls needed to be made not to the wildlife division of the wildlife agency, but to the exotic species division of the wildlife agency. One’s ability to own an exotic species varies from state to state.

A Guide to Some Possible Bird Species Splits in Costa Rica

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These and several other species might end up being armchair ticks if and when we take a closer look at their evolutionary history. Taxa that could end up being split into one species occurring north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and one south of the isthmus. (2). A species that lives in both Costa Rica and South America but might be two separate species. (3). Two subspecies of the same species that differ within Costa Rica. (4).

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Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Most Wanted Birds in Brazil By Corey • March 12, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Brazil is an amazing country loaded with a huge number of species of bird that birders the world over desperately want to experience. What follows are the responses that readers offered, a veritable aviary of sought after species.

The man who saved species

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Today the species is secure on a large number of islands and reserves. The experience was to prove critical the following year when introduced rats reached crisis levels on the remaining island of the South Island Saddleback. Both species had undergone massive declines since the arrival of humans and where in a perilous position in the 1970s. Both species were pushed to the brink but pulled back just in the nick of time.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011)

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) By Mike • March 14, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share Your experience of the month so far may differ from mine, but around these parts, March roared in like a lion filled with tiger blood.

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The Longest (and Shortest) Hour

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I had never dreamt that it was possible to be close enough to a wild Pawi – as they’re called locally – my closest experience was with a rehabbed bird that had only one eye (who passed away recently, RIP Pawi) – but they clearly had other ideas. Luck is a funny thing.

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The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

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Birdwise, it turned out to be a good one and my year list was almost 400 species long, which made me happy… almost. The Lesser White-fronted Goose is one of the most threatened waterfowl species of the Western Palearctic, with illegal killing being the most important threat globally. I counted them very roughly, but I do have a lot of experience estimating flocks. Kerkini species list: 312 (my relaxed mid-winter 5 days tally was 76 species).

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

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She has grown up in the reserve and has no experience of the environment of which tourists would not be a permanent, however boring part of. Conservation endangered species India Mammals tiger Maharashtra, February 2013. Trying not to inhale so much of the dust cloud that envelops us, I am sporting a bandana tied bank-robber style. A winding track through dense woodlands takes us to the Telia Lake in the southeast of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.

Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

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Way back in February when I was enjoying a family-and-friends vacation on New Providence in the Bahamas I wisely hired the best – and the only – bird guide on the island, Carolyn Wardle , for half a day to show me around some of the hotspots and help me find endemics and other species I wanted to see. Carolyn and I saw at least five of this fine species, all in seemingly good health and free-flying and wild as you could expect.

Pat’s Top Ten Bird Species from Costa Rica, 2016

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Another year is about to come to an end and for us birders who can’t help but keep a year list, it means that there are precious few days to add a few more species. Now for my top ten species identified by moi over the course of 2016 and not in any real order: 1 Jabiru. I was happy to see this species on more than one occasion at Talari Mountain Lodge, and at Luna Lodge.

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Bird-Eating Fish

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It has also found its way to Japan where it is considered to be an invasive species. Now and then individual catfish of various species hunt nearer the surface and larger catfish such as the American Channel Cat will take a duck or other water bird. My own experience at catching catfish (big ones!) Marine invasive species pigeon-eating catfish pigeons predation Silurus glanis

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2021)

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The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. Our land-locked species in temperate zones tend to become too focused on the little details of perpetuating their species to be sufficiently entertaining.

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Some have tried to resolve this gap by hunting or butchering an animal themselves, as if those experiences might somehow legitimize the endeavor of eating animals. In the end, they can still have their dogs and eat their pigs, without feeling that they are doing anything wrong by favoring one species over another, or taking someone's life when they don't need to.

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Mana from Heaven

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One of only two species in the plover genus Thinornis , the other being Australia’s Hooded Plover , this species is another New Zealand endemic. Actually, it’s one I originally thought was endemic to the Chatham Islands, a group of islands to the east of the main islands that hosts endemic species like the Black Robin. The species in fact used to occur across New Zealand, but declined quickly with the arrival of introduced mammals.

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"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

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" Creature Quotes: Advancing Toward Freedom For All Species ," compiled and edited by SBH Clay, is now available. Or, open to change, he can take the message in the ensuing pages to heart, let it shift his mind and stir his soul, and thus begin, right now, his advance toward freedom for all species (7)." From the Introduction : "Humans are fascinated by animals. For all our devotion, though, we sometimes seem not to recognize the needs and wants of animals.

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Mammals of Madagascar (Lynx Edicions)

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No, Madagascar is the most famous for an endemic group of mammals: lemurs, sifakas, indri, aye-aye – in total, 112 endemic species and subspecies of lemurs alone! Still, there should be no problem with larger species that allow for longer observation time (e.g.

Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa

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We work with the best guides so our guests not only have outstanding hotel services in Mindo Cloud Forest, but they will also have a top-notch experience. Julia Patiño has 20+ years of experience guiding in birding tours and is one of the first women guides in Ecuador!

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Owling in Trinidad & Tobago

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While preparing an article this week for a local newspaper on the nighttime denizens of Tobago, it crossed my mind that I never considered owls as a group, far less target species for any particular outing (except for a select few, upon which I shall expound here).

Visit Guatemala with Birding Expeditions

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Birding Expeditions is a Guatemalan tour company created to help birders to have an unforgettable experience in the Mayan World. We work hard to provide the richest and most rewarding experience of the Neotropics.


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Not only have dogs and humans influenced each other for tens of thousands of years, they have done so in far more profound ways than any other two species on earth, and primarily in the direction of acting on the capacity for love in all its different manifestations, such as showing sympathy, feeling empathy, and expressing compassion" (xi). She's not capable of the kind of love that dogs and humans are capable of for one another--across species.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2021)

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I finally tracked down Black-bellied Plover , a shorebird species that had been eluding me for the county for years, plus a bonus bird in the form of a very infrequent Forster’s Tern hobnobbing with the usual Caspians. Every fall weekend bears a bite of bittersweet wonder around here.

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Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds By David • March 12, 2011 • 8 comments Tweet Share There I was (I’ve been reading Thurber) on board a boat off Baja California, reveling in cormorants (three species!),

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On "The Wild"

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And animal rights isn't focused on what happens in the world outside of us that we aren't directly profiting from and that isn't happening because of us (that last one is nearly impossible, as you can trace many problems other animals experience back to something human animals have done to them or their habitat or their food). Finally, people who object to our moral stance jump species and say we should object to the lion killing the gazelle.

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Does Choco Screech-Owl Occur in Costa Rica?

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More than 20 species are recognized, many look similar and to throw a bit more challenging flavored sauce into the Megascops mix, there might be a few more species awaiting description. One of the more recently, officially recognized screech-owl species is the Choco Screech-Owl.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

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A weekend that included well north of a hundred species is a difficult weekend for which to decide what is the Best Bird of the Weekend and Corey had that enviable task this weekend. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2021)

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Corey had two species he wanted to make sure he saw this weekend because it is their prime migration time and he hadn’t seen either all year. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2021)

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Not only did I pick up that little brown job, but I found plenty more species that looked verrrry much like it. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

Collins Birds of the World by Norman Arlott

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But when I felt familiar with perhaps half of the species around my town, I started to feel that my field guide is now too bulky and too hefty to carry, and that was the era before smartphones and phone apps. It also describes voice (usually song), habitat and species distribution.

The Best Ponds

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I don’t know what the experience is like in other parts of the world – so do let me know – but at least here in T&T, some of the absolute best waterbirding can be done at sewage ponds.

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper. Experience the mysterious land through the penguins’ eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride, and then, connect with a colony above and below the water and be inspired to make a difference.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2021)

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Normally, one of the two species that were new for him for the year (in this case, Least Bittern and Western Sandpiper ) would be his Best Bird of the Weekend. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

On Going Vegan

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No amount of apologizing to the carcass on your plate will change the reality that you have paid someone (if you haven't done it yourself) to kill another being who experiences pleasure, pain, boredom and frustration, when you didn't need to. It's about not fetishizing one species while making an industry of torturing others.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica: A Field Guide–A Book Review

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica: A Field Guide covers 113 damselfly species and 170 dragonfly species, a total of 283 species. Wait–that adds up to 290 species, but the book only covers 283. SPECIES ACCOUNTS.